Connecticut college football spotlight

Offensive Player of the Week

  Kurt Rawlings, Yale: Senior quarterback threw for two touchdowns and ran for two others in the first half as the Bulldogs had 45 points by halftime in a win over Fordham. He finished 16 of 22 passing for 301 yards for his sixth 300-yard passing game in his career.

Defensive Player of the Week

  Zach Cofrancesco, New Haven: Graduate transfer defensive back from East Haven had two interceptions, a forced fumble, a pass breakup, sack and 10 tackles in win over Pace.

Special Teams Player of the Week

  Kendall Coles, Central Connecticut: Recovered a fumble on a punt return to set up the Blue Devils’ second touchdown. CCSU’s next score came followed an interception by Coles in a win at Sacred Heart.

Hometown focus

  Nico Ragaini, Iowa: Freshman from East Haven led Iowa with six receptions and also returned four punts for 54 yards in Saturday’s loss to Michigan.

By the Numbers

2: Sacks by Southern Connecticut’s Matthew Weiss in win over Franklin Pierce.

2: CCSU players with a sack and interception in same game this season. Dexter Lawson accomplished the feat in the season opener. against Fordham and Aiden Rosa did it on Saturday against Sacred Heart.

3: Touchdown runs by Jonmichael Bivona to lead Southern Connecticut State to first win of season.

5: Field goals without a miss by Yale’s Sam Tuckerman after he connected on a pair of 33 yarders against Fordham.

9: Tackles by Trinity’s Brian Casagrande in win over Hamilton.

10: Tackles by Wesleyan’s Isaiah Miller in win over Bowdoin giving him 17 stops in last two games.

16: Tackles by Coast Guard’s Eugene Bizer in overtime win over Catholic.

18: Receptions in last two games by Coast Guard’s Justin Moffatt.

20: Catches this season for UConn’s Cameron Ross which is tied for sixth among FBS true freshmen.

43: Yards averaged on two punts by New Haven’s Alec Brown in win over Pace.

111: Rushing yards by Sacred Heart’s Julius Chestnut in loss to Central Connecticut.

126: Passing yards allowed by Central Connecticut against Sacred Heart. Pioneers came into game averaging 366 passing yards in previous three games.

183: All-purpose yards for Yale’s JP Shohfi in win over Fordham as he caught five passes for 139 yards and had 44 yards on two punt returns.

286: Yards of total offense by Trinity’s Seamus Lambert in win over Hamilton.

2013: Last time Wesleyan opened a season 5-0. Cardinals can accomplish that feat on Saturday.

This week’s schedule

(All games on Saturday)

Central Connecticut at Columbia, 1 p.m., Sacred Heart at Penn, 1 p.m.; Trinity at Bates, 1 p.m.; Springfield at Coast Guard, 1:30 p.m.; Yale at Dartmouth, 1:30 p.m.; Southern Connecticut at Bentley, 2 p.m.; UConn at Tulane, 3:45 p.m.; Mass. Maritime at Western Connecticut, 5 p.m.; New Haven at Saint Anselm, 6 p.m.; Tufts at Wesleyan, 6 p.m.

— Jim Fuller